Prof. J. Prabhakara Rao, Director, e-Learning Centre and Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been invited to be keynote speaker for the 5th International Conference on Language, Society and Culture in Asian Contexts (LSCAC) 2018. The topic for the presentation is “ASEAN and India Academic Collaboration: Prospects and Challenges”. The conference is being organized on May 25 and 26 , 2018 at Hue University of Education, Vietnam.

Jandhyala PrabhakaraRao is Professor of Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad. Prof. Rao’s areas of research interest include Linguistics, Translation Studies, Foreign Language Teaching, Higher Education in India and e-Learning. In 2012 Prof. Rao was awarded honoris causa by Krasnodar State University of Arts and Culture, Russia and Honorary Visitor Medal by Kazan State University, Russia.

Prof. Prabhakara Rao is Visiting Professor to many Universities in Europe and Asia and also steering committee member and involved in an India-EU Project (2009–2012) on establishing the “Centre for Contemporary India Studies and Research” at University of Warsaw, Poland. Currently he is faculty Coordinator of India-EU project on Enhancing Quality, Governance and Access to UG Education in India (2013-2017). As a part of this project, Prof. Rao is coordinating a Lead theme on “Environment Natural Resources and Sustainable Development”.